Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 13, 2022

Born

  • Bess Truman(U.S. First Lady)
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford(country singer)
  • Eileen Farrell(opera singer)
  • Chuck Yeager(pilot)
  • Beate Klarsfeld(German reformer)
  • George Segal(actor)
  • Peter Tork(musician, member of The Monkees)
  • Stockard Channing(actress)
  • Peter Gabriel(musician)
  • Robbie Williams(singer)
  • Kristy Powell(Olympic gymnast)

Died

  • Lily Pons(soprano)
  • Waylon Jennings(singer)
  • Pauline Trigere(fashion designer)
  • Ralph Waite(actor; best known as John Walton on The Waltons)

Events

  • Astronomer Tycho Brahe outlined his solar system structure
  • Jesse James robbed his first bank
  • Strauss's Blue Danube premiered in Vienna
  • First U.S. quintuplets born, in Watertown, Wisconsin
  • Novocain (procaine) patented
  • The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) established
  • The first Barbie dolls went on sale
  • First women Royal Canadian Air Force pilots (Captains Nora Bottomley, Dee Brasseur, and Leah Mosher) graduated
  • Winter Olympics began, Calgary, Alberta
  • Second tune-up for the Hubble Space Telescope began
  • The last original Peanuts comic strip ran in newspapers
  • Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

Weather

  • Ice floes formed in the Gulf of Mexico
  • -2 degrees F, Tallahassee, Florida
  • A snowstorm that began late in the day eventually dropped 15 inches of snow on Boise, Idaho
  • -72 degrees F at Shepherd Bay, Nunavut

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